Ride through arctic temperatures.
For cold days in the saddle when temperatures are icy enough to make knee warmers and shorts not quite enough, the stretchy, windproof construction of De Marchi's Corsa WP Tights will keep you protected without making you sacrifice the freedom of movement you get from your favorite pair of bib shorts. Windproof paneling on the upper thighs blocks out frigid gusts, while the brushed inner polyester face keeps a protective layer of warm air between the cold and your skin. The material also features a lightweight waffle pattern for enhanced lofted insulation for your hardworking knees and core.
De Marchi includes its Duro Air chamois, which provides high-density, ventilated foam with a built-in pressure relief channel and extra protection in the areas you need it for long-term comfort across the winter base miles. An upper bacteriostatic microfiber layer helps to lessen irritation and discomfort during high-mileage training rides, while a quarter zip and foot stirrups work with the stabilizing mesh bibs to provide a contoured, secure fit.
- Item #DMA004W
- Q & A
Great Fit & Performance
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
First off, the fit is spot on with these bib tights for me. Over the years sizing bib tights has been a bit of a compromise for me. The heavier weight fleece fabrics, combined with a windproof layer reduce stretch in the legs making it difficult to find a pair that would fit my not so pencil thin stature at 5'5'' and 145lbs. I would generally have to size up, but this resulted with an inseam or bib straps that would be too long compromising fit.
The size medium work perfect with my 31" waist and 30" inseam, along with offering the perfect amount of compression for my legs. Without a compromised fit, the bib tights sit great on my body and remain in place throughout my rides.
In terms of cold weather performance, I've been very happy with these bib tights as the temperatures have dropped below 35 degrees. Between 35 and 45 degrees the bib tights offer plenty of warmth and the wind protection on the front of the legs is very noticeable. As the temperatures begin to drop below 35 degrees I can start to feel some chill, especially on descents. However, this is nothing unexpected and would likely add a knee warmer or base layer for some more warmth on those rides.